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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

dcw3 Re:Bullshit (218 comments)

I'm sorry, but your commentary is just a pile of raw bullshit, that I couldn't help respond. Yeah there are extremists on both sides, and those are not representative of either. Speeking of demented, you've forgotten about Hinkley, and "Squeeky" Fromme, and Sara Jane Moore.

Go learn something, and stop spouting crap you hear on MSN.

9 hours ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

dcw3 Re:Bullshit (218 comments)

I've gotta ask....Is it okay to be at 22 ft, and not 20? Seriously, is that some standard number, or did you pull it out of your anal cavity?

12 hours ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

dcw3 Re:Bullshit (218 comments)

You clearly have no sense of what healthcare, food and shelter cost, or what the military budget is.

13 hours ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

dcw3 Re:This is how you make it (177 comments)

Spoken like someone who's never actually made money.

3 days ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

dcw3 Re:"Affluent and accomplished" is not the criterio (177 comments)

Mod parent up.

It's about rubbing elbows with people of influence. One good contact can easily be worth the cost of membership.

That said, I've never been a member of one, and am too close to retirement to give a crap.

3 days ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

dcw3 Re: "Keeping the grass short" is hugely expensive (177 comments)

Jobs pay what the market will bear. Should these people be paid more because they're working on something used by others who are wealthy? No. In fact, the jobs wouldn't exist without those wealthy people. Maybe the personality problem you spoke of is called envy.

3 days ago
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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

dcw3 Re:"Affluent and accomplished" is not the criterio (177 comments)

Just my $02, but I'd have to disagree. I've heard the term used many times for people who basically have cash to burn.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

dcw3 Re:3rd world (232 comments)

Says the third world anonimous coward.

Oh the irony.

5 days ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

dcw3 Re:It's getting hotter still! (630 comments)

I already lead you to the water, it's up to you to drink or continue to troll.

For the jackass AC below, I'm nowhere near liberal. Go look at my history of posts, even on this topic, where I was accused numerous times of being a "denier" (that term is still for assholes to use), but I've recently spent significant time reading up on the topic, and have come to the conclusion that there's no logical argument against AGW. If you think you have one, I'd love to hear it.

about a week ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

dcw3 Re:Consensus (630 comments)

Yes, because 1 and 1 is eleven.

about a week ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

dcw3 Re:First world problems. (609 comments)

I'd like to suggest that you were the obtuse one here. Maybe you'd appreciate more free robo calls, junk in your snail mailbox, etc., because while many (myself included) find this to be a minor annoyance, it's is still an annoyance.

about a week ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

dcw3 Re:911 was down for us Friday night (609 comments)

If you dont know the basics about computers, you dont deserve to own one.

That's a pretty harsh way of looking at it. You can't even get through a public education these days w/o access to a computer. There a lot of senior citizens (my aunts and uncles in their 70s and 80s are all online), who just want to send email, and surf the web. Why the fuck should they have to know what swap space is?

about a week ago
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Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico

dcw3 Re:Cultural Differences (110 comments)

Excellent. Thanks!

about two weeks ago
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Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico

dcw3 Re:Cultural Differences (110 comments)

Interesting. I've received annual training on this, and never heard of any exemption except for national security purposes. The guide I just looked at also lists that as the only exemption.

about two weeks ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

dcw3 Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

Depends. The point is, it's not an apples to apples comparison. It's like claiming that Barry Bonds and Mark McGuire's home run records aren't a lie.

about two weeks ago
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Hewlett-Packard Pleads Guilty To Bribing Officials in Russia, Poland, and Mexico

dcw3 Cultural Differences (110 comments)

What many in the U.S. don't realize is that what we call bribery is SOP in some countries. Not that it makes it right, or legal, but it may be the only way for a company to do business there. I've witnessed this first hand in a couple places, with local government officials who would just not process paperwork unless you "tip" them.

about two weeks ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

dcw3 Re:Action sometimes before evidence (291 comments)

Well stated. Maybe if I had taken more time to clarify my point, it would have helped my case. When someone says that 4 out of 5 dentists recommend Crest, I'm going to consider the source, and at least do a little homework before buy some. When my mother had spinal surgery a week ago to have four vertebrae fused, all the decisions were left up to me. Am I qualified?...hell no, but I was able to spend enough time researching the surgery (there were options), surgeon, hospital, etc. to help determine what was in her best interest.

When evidence is provided, even if simply referenced, it can be poked, prodded, and validated or not. But I won't fall for an appeal to authority.

There was a similar article in fivethirtyeight.com just a couple days ago with regard to vitamins, and how many of the studies indicating that everyone should be taking a daily multi-vitamin have been improperly executed. And yet, everyone assumes we all should, or that it's "common sense", or that they'll take one just to be on the safe side.

For many years, it was a "good sounding theory" that peptic ulcers were caused by stress or spicy food. It was a consensus, with little evidence, until one man proved them all wrong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...

For years, we were all told that eggs were good for you, then we were told that they're bad, and what do you suppose the consensus is now?

So, yes there are certainly many instances where we just have to go with the odds, and what the current conventional wisdom is. But, it also needs to be tempered by a knowledge of what the current state of research is in that area.

about two weeks ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

dcw3 Consensus (291 comments)

This is one of the many examples of why I don't care about consensus opinion. Show us evidence, or go away.

about two weeks ago

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dcw3 dcw3 writes  |  more than 9 years ago

So, who the hell wants to read this scrawl of mine, or that of any other unknown netizen? Why on earth would I want to put my random thoughts down here? Is this space really just a blog for my amusement? And just exactly how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?...the world may never know! OOPS...http://www.answerbag.com/q_view.php/443

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